Latest Posts

7 Perfect Spots to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Chicago

Grab your picnic basket and everything red, white, and blue that you own—America’s favorite summer holiday is almost here. Of course, we’re talking about the 4th of July, a great day when everyone can dress in the most absurdly patriotic thing they can find,...



2017 Upper Midwest Summer Music Festival Guide

Chicago doesn’t receive enough credit for the sheer number of music festivals it hosts every year. We might not have the climate of Austin but we sure do make up for it between June and October. Over the course of 15 weeks, a grand...



VIDEO: Three Years of Dyeing the Chicago River Green

On March 11, 45 pounds of green vegetable dye will be dumped into the Chicago River to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret so other cities don’t steal the focus of Chicago’s iconic celebration. The dye is dumped...



Chicago Airports Flying High with Fewer Delays in 2016

I’m going to write a sentence and you probably aren’t going to believe: Chicago airports saw fewer delays in 2016.  It’s true! That’s according to the annual report from Global Gateway Alliance using data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The report looks at...



Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Rises From the Ashes

In December of 2014, the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant caught fire and closed to the public. However, as of Feb 3 the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant is once again open to the public and better than ever. Beginning it’s life as a working Firehouse in 1905, the...


Original Rainbow Cone Announces Its Reopening

Although Groundhog day is upon us we can guarantee spring is not arriving early. Fortunately, Original Rainbow Cone has raised our spirits by announcing its reopening date of March 4. For more than 90 years, the Chicago classic has been doing its ice cream combination...